Huddersfield Town are not interested in Joe Allen, reports YorkshireLive.
The Sun claimed yesterday that Huddersfield Town were keen on Allen, 32, who will be leaving Stoke City at the end of this month after rejecting the offer of a new contract.
Allen featured 41 times in the Championship last season, claiming just one assist but proving to be a useful player for the Potters once again.
And he remains a prominent member of the Welsh national side too, playing in their Nations League fixtures against Ukraine and Belgium earlier this month.
Swansea City have been linked with a move for former player Allen this summer, and their chances of re-signing the midfielder might have been given a boost after hearing that Huddersfield are not interested in the departing Stoke City man.
“Yorkshire Live understands that there is no interest from those in charge of recruitment at the John Smith’s Stadium. His [Allen’s] wages, which remained close to Premier League level at Stoke, would likely be too high for the Terriers to even consider making an approach.”
Swansea City boss Russell Martin said last month that he’s definitely keen on Allen, but that his side can’t afford his wage demands right now.
Martin did suggest however that a move could happen later on in this transfer window, saying:
“At the moment I think it would be a difficult one. It’s whether we can interest Joe enough to wait.”
Options for Allen…
Allen seemingly has plenty of options ahead of the 2022/23 season. He’s been linked with other clubs too, including both Bournemouth and Fulham, but Swansea City are the side who’ve been most closely linked.
It would be a really keen signing for the Swans and Martin’s style of play could really compliment Allen’s talents, and vice versa.
If the Welsh club can move around some finances, or if Allen could potentially take a pay cut, then it would be a really keen signing for Martin’s side who’ll be looking to build on what was a relatively underwhelming 15th place finish last season.